This had me stumped for about 4 hours last night! Hopefully this can help someone avoid the same problem?
Quick bit about Gravatar images!
Basically, you can use a Gravatar (or Globally Recognized Avatar) to represent you online.
You upload your image to the Gravatar website and ‘attach’ your email address to this image.
Now, when you interact with other websites, do some guest blogging or take part in forum discussions, your image appears next to your post!
The big advantage here is that you’re building trust (obviously depending on what image you use?) with others online. They can see you, they remember you and they can put a face to the name. Can’t be a bad thing, right?
My Gravatar Image wasn’t displaying in my WordPress Posts!
I’m going to assume that like me, you would go to the Gravatar website and follow their instructions to upload an image and attach it to your email address!
Then, like me, you will assume that you have used WordPress for so long now, you don’t need to take a breath and think about the next few steps to make sure your new image displays properly.
You guessed it! That is of course where I went wrong…
So, for my benefit as well, these are the checks you need to make in WordPress to ensure your Gravatar Image displays properly in your blog posts:
Firstly, Log into your WordPress Dashboard and then:
Select ‘Settings‘ then ‘General‘.
Then make sure that the email address that you used in Gravatar is the same that you’ve got in the ‘E-mail Address‘ box, if not change it and click ‘Save Changes‘.
Hover your curser over your name (usually has ‘Howdy’ in front of it!) at the top right hand corner of your screen.
Click on ‘Edit my Profile‘.
Scroll down until you get to ‘Contact Info‘ and ‘E-mail (required)‘ box.
Make sure the email address in here is the same as your Gravatar image email.
If it isn’t, change it and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘Update Profile‘.
Now make sure that your image is displaying properly!
Go to one of your blog posts and have a look at a post you have replied to, your image should be displaying properly!
If you haven’t replied to any posts, then just reply to one now. You could just do a quick summary of the article and say ‘enjoy’!
Is your image displaying?
If you’re like me you’ve skipped the text and gone straight for the video!!